Security of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar draws concerns

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Friday held a meeting with Qatar's Ambassador to Nepal and expressed his concern on security of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar.

In a meeting with Ambassador Ahmed Jassim Mohamed Ali al-Hamar at the Ministry today itself, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mahara expressed Nepal Government's grave concern over the security status of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar and those hired by Qatari companies based in other Arabian countries in the wake of diplomatic crisis in Qatar.

The Minister urged Ambassador Hamar to give special priority to the safety of Nepali workers there, shared the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Underlining the need for finding a way out to the crisis looming in Qatar through dialogue and discussions, he said, Nepal was ready to facilitate if necessary to settle the problem peacefully.

In response, the Ambassador assured that the Qatari Government would give a special focus to the security of Nepali workers in Qatar and working in Qatari companies based in other Arabian nations as well.

According to him, Nepali community in Qatar has so far remained unaffected by the crisis seen in the Arabian countries.

The Ambassador expressed his hope that bilateral ties existing between Nepal and Qatar would further grow in the days ahead